UGANDA - Muslims in Uganda on Friday joined the rest of the Islamic world in marking the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca – Hajj – in the form of Eid al-Adha.
In Mukono, Sheikh Saziri Lumala led the day’s prayers at Mukono central market. He asked the government to help Muslims who had paid money to travel to Mecca, but did not go, to be refunded.
At Gaddafi Mosque in Old Kampala, Sheikh Shaban Mubajje castigated the education ministry for not postponing the Senior Four national exams to allow Muslim students mark the Islamic holiday.
“As we celebrate, some of our students are sitting their exams. This is not acceptable” he said.
We captured some of the moments on camera …
Mothers took along their children for the morning prayers at Soroti sports grounds on Friday. PHOTO/Ojore Godfrey
The men and boys make their way to the Soroti sports grounds for Eid prayers. PHOTO/Ojore Godfrey
The Mufti of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council (UMSC), Shiekh Shaban Mubajje (R) leading Idd prayers at Old Kampala Mosque.PHOTO/Ronnie Kijjambu
An all-smiles Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago (R) and the Supreme Mufti Zubair Kayongo (L) arrive for Eid celebrations organised by KCCA for the Muslims at the KCCA gardens. PHOTO/Mark Owor
Faithful squeeze out of the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe after Eid prayers on Friday. PHOTO/Donald Kiirya
In Mukono, Sheikh Saziri Lumala led the day’s prayers at Mukono central market. PHOTO/Henry Nsubuga
Chlidren also took time off to do what they do best. PHOTO/Donald Kiirya
Sheikh Hatima Wamala (L) mingles with other Muslims after conducting prayers at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe. PHOTO/Donald Kiirya
It was a prayerful Friday for many at Kibuli Mosque in Kampala. PHOTO/Wilfred Sanya
Meat was in plenty at Prince Nakibinge's residence. PHOTO/Wilfred Sanya